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    Default Questions about tubal ligation

    I'm just seeking some answers regarding tubal ligation. Any help would be hugely appreciated.

    I have heard it is difficult for women under the age of the 30 to get a doctor to agree to the procedure. Is this accurate? I am 26, I want to ensure this pregnancy is my last. I don't think I could cope with another pregnancy mental health wise, and I believe I'll be at my capacity with 3 children.

    Also, if I overcome my age barrier, does your youngest child need to be a certain age before doctors will consider the procedure?

    If there is anyone in Newcastle or surrounding areas that have any recommendations that would be very much appreciated also.

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    I am 29 and on the waiting list. It is very hard to get on the list. Mental health is usually not a reason as you can change your mind in the future. pregnancy for me is life threatening but i still had to see many specialists to get the go ahead.

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    That is crazy, I can't believe they can make it so difficult, especially when it's for serious health reasons.

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    I got mine done and regret it. I have worse periods etc I got mine during c section. I have depression, epilepsy and I'm only 24

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    Do you have PHI? If you go privately you have a better chance of getting it done no questions asked.
    I had mine during my c/s with my 4th, no questions asked with my OB. Like monnie I had nothing but problems with AF, bleeding or spotting non stop, weight gain etc. Had it reversed 3 months ago. Please weigh up your options and do a lot of research before you go ahead with it.

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    I was considering this at one stage until I looked into it more and found out just as pp have experienced that it doesn't have a "great" outcome for the majority of women. If though you are willing to put up with possible side effects then that is totally your decision of course. I already have hormone issues so I didn't want to screw things up anymore.
    I'd go OB if you were going to get someone to do it locally.
    On the other hand - have you and your partner considered the opposite at all? But yes, if he is younger as well then it may prevent doctors from okay-ing it.

    There is a thread on bub hub about one girl's journey through this. I'll see if I can find it...

    Here it is:

    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...Tubal-ligation
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    I had my tubes tied 3.5 years ago during my emergency c-section. I have chronic kidney disease and was 32 at the time and the Ob performing the c-section actually suggested it. My DH was planning to get the snip but I figured I could just get it over and done with.
    I don't regret the procedure but I wish I'd done my research beforehand. My periods are much more painful since the op but I can't conclusively say it's because of the tubal ligation.
    I have a friend that had one done privately at 26 and she's been happy with everything.

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    Im looking into having it done. In my research ive read that some OB/GYN's can cauterise the uterus lining as part of the procedure thus reducing your period to a small amount or in some people it disappears entirely.

    Im going to discuss it with my gp in a couple of weeks and get her medical opinion on it

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    I've recently had it done (as in about 6 weeks ago). I have no complaints; have had a period without issues and was pain free post the procedure. My ob/gyn told me that women often complain about heavier periods post procedure but it's actually due to coming off the pill that makes them heavier than they are used to.
    I have pcos and a history of endo as well tho so I don't know if that would effect the situation at all.

    So far I'm really happy with the procedure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffabella View Post
    I've recently had it done (as in about 6 weeks ago). I have no complaints; have had a period without issues and was pain free post the procedure. My ob/gyn told me that women often complain about heavier periods post procedure but it's actually due to coming off the pill that makes them heavier than they are used to.
    I have pcos and a history of endo as well tho so I don't know if that would effect the situation at all.

    So far I'm really happy with the procedure
    Thanks so much everyone for all your replies. I also have pcos and have never experienced regular periods so I also don't know how that will effect me. There is a lot to weigh up, I know my mum had hers done and experiences painful periods. It's not a decision I would regret further down the track, I am certain I want this to be my last baby. I guess it's just a matter of doing some more research and looking into phi.


 

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